November 22, 2016

Huge List Of December Events For Families

Here is a big list of December events for families to enjoy in Omaha – and so many of the activities are FREE! I’ve included kid-friendly theater performances, museum exhibits that will appeal to youngsters, and plenty of holiday events to add to the magic this time of year.

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Bit of Bronze Holiday Handbell Choir

When: Dec. 1, noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Millard branch

Cost: FREE

 

River City Ringers

When: Dec. 1, noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark Main Library branch

Cost: FREE

 

Winter Wonder Fun

When: Dec. 2, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with admission, which is $12 for adults and children 2 and older, $11 for seniors, FREE for members and children under 24 months

 

Bah Humbug! Victorian Night at the Museum

When: Dec. 2, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St., Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: FREE

 

Cocoa With A Cop

When: Dec. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Stinson Park at Aksarben Village

Cost: FREE (includes coffee and cocoa from ROAST and cupcakes from Jones Bros.)

 

UNO Forum Theater 

When: Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10, 7:30 p.m.

Where: University of Nebraska-Omaha Weber Fine Arts Building, room 006

Cost: FREE (best for older teens and adults)

 

Saddlebrook Welcomes Santa

When: Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon (story time starts at 10:30)

Where: Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch

Cost: FREE (includes refreshments and play time in the gym)

 

Holiday Music with Cecilia Jensen

When: Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to noon

Where: Omaha Public Library Willa Cather branch

Cost: FREE

 

Christmas in the Village

When: Dec. 3, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: 24th and Lake streets

Cost: FREE

 

Handmade Holiday for Kids: Gingerbread Houses

When: Dec. 3, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Willa Cather branch

Cost: FREE (must pre-register)

 

Teen Poetry Bash (grades 8-12)

When: Dec. 3, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark Main Library branch

Cost: FREE (pre-registration is recommended since space is limited)

 

Ballet Nebraska presents “The Nutcracker”

When: Dec. 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 4, 2 p.m.

Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

Cost: Up to $62

 

Wells Fargo Family Festival

When: Dec. 4, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Various downtown Omaha locations

Cost: FREE

 

Merry Movie With Santa

When: Dec. 10, 9 and 9:45 a.m.

Where: Village Pointe Cinema, 168th Street and West Dodge Road

Cost: $3 (may be SOLD OUT, call the theater to be added to the wait list, 402-281-4585)

 

KickstART Saturday

When: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE (exhibition admission is FREE for members and children, and $5 for adults)

 

Holiday Harp with Karen Larsen

When: Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Elkhorn branch

Cost: FREE

 

Santa Visits Washington Branch

When: Dec. 10, 1 to 2 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Washington branch

Cost: FREE

 

Ugly Holiday Sweater Extravaganza

When: Dec. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch

Cost: FREE (includes refreshments)

 

Celebrate the Season on Center

When: Dec. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.

Where: Westwood Plaza, 120th Street and West Center Road

Cost: FREE

 

Jane Austen Tea Party

When: Dec. 10, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark Main Library branch

Cost: FREE

 

Ornament Making For Teens

When: Dec. 10, 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch

Cost: FREE

 

Afternoon with Santa

When: Dec. 10, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Florence branch

Cost: FREE (includes refreshments, registration is preferred)

 

Holiday Music with Kenny Bowtie

When: Dec. 10, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Florence branch

Cost: FREE

 

Holiday Princess Tea Party

When: Dec. 10, 3 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch

Cost: FREE

 

Christmas Cookie Decorating for Teens

When: Dec. 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch

Cost: FREE

 

Kids Holiday Craft-a-thon

When: Dec. 14, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library W. Dale Clark Main Library branch

Cost: FREE

 

Trains & Trees

When: Dec. 15, 5 to 8 p.m.

Where: Union Pacific Railroad Museum, 200 Pearl St., and General Dodge House, Council Bluffs, Iowa

Cost: $15 for non-members, $10 for members

 

Get Crafty: Gingerbread Houses

When: Dec. 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m. (South Omaha), 1 to 2:30 p.m. (Main, kids), 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Main, teens)

Where: Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch and W. Dale Clark Main Library

Cost: FREE (pre-register encouraged)

 

Holiday Open House

When: Dec. 17, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Lauritzen Outpatient Center, 4014 Leavenworth St.

Cost: FREE (includes photo with Santa)

 

Get Crafty: Ugly Holiday Sweaters

When: Dec. 17, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Willa Cather branch

Cost: FREE

 

Holiday Strings and Open House

When: Dec. 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch

Cost: FREE

 

Out and About Storytime: Joslyn Art Museum

When: Dec. 20, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: Joslyn Art Museum

Cost: FREE

 

Make and Take Reindeer Food

When: Dec. 20, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Elkhorn branch

Cost: FREE

 

Kids Holiday Craft

When: Dec. 22, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch

Cost: FREE

 

Holiday Family Sing-Along

When: Dec. 23, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Swanson branch

Cost: FREE

 

Kids Movie Day

When: Dec. 23, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch

Cost: FREE

 

Holiday Family Sing-Along

When: Dec. 24, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Swanson branch

Cost: FREE

 

Get Crafty: Gingerbread House

When: Dec. 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Washington branch

Cost: FREE (must pre-register)

 

Winter Break Fundays

When: Dec. 27-30, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch

Cost: FREE

 

Building Bots

When: Dec. 28, 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch

Cost: FREE

 

Kwanzaa Celebration

When: Dec. 28, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Washington branch

Cost: FREE

 

Teen Movie Night

When: Dec. 28, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch

Cost: FREE

 

Light The Night

When: Dec. 30, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: $15 for members and $25 for non-members

 

Kwanzaa Family Celebration

When: Dec. 31, 10 to 11 a.m.

Where: Omaha Public Library Washington branch

Cost: FREE

 

Noon Year’s Eve Party

When: Dec. 31, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Saddlebrook), 10:30 to noon (Sorensen), 10:30 to noon (South Omaha), 11 a.m. to noon (Main), 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Swanson)

Where: Various Omaha Public Library locations

Cost: FREE

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular

When: Dec. 31, 7 p.m.

Where: Viewed best from Gene Leahy Mall in downtown Omaha

Cost: FREE

 

On-going events

“Prancer”

When: Through Dec. 18; performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Where: Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St.

Cost: $20, main floor, $15, balcony, for members; $27, main floor, $22, balcony, for non-members

 

Santa’s Magic

When: Through Dec. 23, several shows daily during regular museum hours

Where: Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St.

Cost: Included with museum admission, which is $12 for ages 2 and older, $11 for seniors, and FREE for children younger than 2 and members

 

“A Christmas Carol”

When: Through Dec. 23; performances Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 and 6:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: $38-$42, adults; $25-$29, students

 

“David (Shannon) Goes to the Museum”

When: Through Dec. 31, during museum hours

Where: Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Cost: FREE

 

“Yesterday And Today: A Beatles Tribute”

When: Through Dec. 31; performances Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. (Saurday, Dec. 31, performances are at 7 and 10 p.m.); Sundays, 6:30 p.m. (Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m.)

Where: Omaha Community Playhouse, 6915 Cass St.

Cost: $40 (Dec. 31 tickets are higher priced)

 

Gingerbread Festival

When: though Dec. 31, 2016, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Mormon Trail Center, 3215 State St.

Cost: FREE

 

Holiday Lights Spectacular

When: Through Jan. 1, Thursdays through Sundays, 7 p.m.

Where: Midtown Crossing, 31st between Dodge and Farnam streets

Cost: FREE

 

Toddler Tuesdays

When: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St. (gym or at the pool starting at 10:30)

Cost: FREE for members; non-members participate by paying a $4 activity fee for your toddler (age 9 months to 4 years) and the attending parent is FREE.

 

Inflatable Fridays

When: Fridays, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults

 

Kidz Kayak Racing

When: Saturdays, 2 to 4 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

 

Arts for All

When: Saturdays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Omaha South Public Library, 2808 Q St.

Cost: FREE (ages 8-12, registration required)

Sunday Funday

When: Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

Cost: FREE to members; non-members pay daily entry fee of $5 per youth, $7 per adults (for ages 8-12)

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